Dec 15, 2011, 3:06 GMT
'Street Yogis' in Berlin
Berlin (dpa) - The German capital has a new addition to its streetscape in the form of yoga figures made from wine corks and toothpicks.
Perched on streets signs, the small figures are shaped in the form of different yoga positions such as the Downward-Facing Dog, the Grasshopper or the Frog. The figures have been created by Josef Foos with the goal of spreading joy and happiness to everyone who spots one.
H&M to launch new Lisbeth Salander collection
Stockholm (dpa) - Swedish clothing company H&M is bringing out a new range of designs based on the fictional character Lisbeth Salander, heroine of author Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium Trilogy.'
On 12 January the new Hollywood remake of the Swedish film 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' goes on wide release in Europe.
Costume designer Trish Summerville created the clothing worn in the film and was asked by H&M to come up with a collection for its stores.
The designs were unveiled this week at the Paris concept store Colette. Sections of Europe's press have already heaped praise on the clothes. 'A fictional character has become the basis for a style. That's really an innovation,' wrote Switzerland's Weltwoche magazine.
The Business Doner takes off in Munich
Munich (dpa) - Eating snack food during a midday break from work is a fast way to get something to eat.
Pizza, pasta and chips will do the trick but rarely do office workers choose a garlic sauce and onion ring-laden doner for fear of having noticeable breath.
A fast-food outlet in Munich has come up with the solution: the Business Doner. No ingredient that could possibly cause bad breath is included in the meal.
It's a positive development for an office worker who has a meeting to take part in after diner but not everyone has unreservedly welcomed the Business Doner.
Munich newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung wrote 'Our local kebab shop owner thinks it's a degraded form of the traditional doner. We agree.'